Around the world with one lense?

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  1. jessyd

    jessyd TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys

    I will like to know if you had to leave for a trip around the world with one lens witch one would you bring?

    And if you could bring only 2 ?

    Thank in advance!!


     
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    24-105mm 4.0 :(

    35mm 1.4 + 70-200mm 2.8 :)


    edit: just noticed I'm in the nikon forum, so I guess that's a 24-120, right?
     
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    18-200mm VR and then a 24-70 AF-S as the second lens.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well I did two continents with just a 28mm and 50mm prime. Wouldn't really recommend it though, kind of a pain in the ass, but by the end of that 3 months I was literally seeing everything as it would look through the 50mm lens.
     
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    Canon MPE 65mm macro
    Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS L MII

    + 1.4TC - 2*TC - filters - flash gear

    I'd love to take something longer like a 120-300mm f2.8 but the weight combined with size and the fact that its not as good with general closeups as the 70-200mm with a 2*TC means it would probably be best left behind unless I were specifically touring wildlife spots alone.




    (Ps I'd also probably smuggle a point and shoot or Olympus OMD + lens for some general snaps and wider angle work)
     
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    All round: 24-70

    Second lens: 70-200
     
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    It is only a lense if you buy it in a shoppe.

    (sorry, just being the bad boy today ;) )
     
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    Only one: 24-70 f2.8 with a 1.7/2.0 TC.Two lens would be: 14-24 f2.8 and a 70-200 f2.8 with a 1.7 TC and a 3 set extention tube.
     
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    Thanks a lot everyones !!

    If i would ask you the same question again but with lens under 800$ what would be your awnsers?

    Travel around the world with one lens less then 800$ ?

    And then the same but 2 lens ( total 1.600$ ) ?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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    24-105 f4L and the 70-200 f2.8 IS II :)
     
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    18-200mm as first choice and 17-50mm as second choice.
     
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    Oh man tough call but probably the fast mid range zoom like 17-55 2.8 on dx or 24-70 on fx. If I could take 2 it would prob be a 16-35 or 14-24 paired with a 50 1.8g on fx.

    My current 3 lens setup is 10-20, 35 1.8, 80-200 2.8. I took that around Europe and I may take it with me all over north america pretty much equivent of what I would want on fx but for dx.
     

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